Spiced Apple Pie


A spiced apple pie with refreshing apples, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and more. Surprising flavours, a lovely variation on the classic pie!

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Spiced apple pie
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-01-12, this recipe is for 12 people and takes 50 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 10-03-2022

50 minutes 12 people Pie and cake
Spiced apple pie


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Ingredients pie crust

  • 325 gram all-purpose flour
  • 175 gram dairy butter
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar + extra
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Ingredients filling

  • about 8 apples (e.g. Jonagold or Elstar)
  • 1 lemon (zest + juice)
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • optional: bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
Spiced apple pie ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • oven
  • standmixer or knead the dough by hand
  • cling film
  • mortar & pestle or use ground spices
  • pie dish
  • silicone kitchen brush
  • small bowl
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large bowl
  • fork

Spiced Apple Pie

50 minutes 12 people Pie and cake

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Preparation -- 10 minutes + waiting time

Cut the butter into cubes and knead it together with flour, sugar, salt and a tablespoon of lemon juice. You can knead it by hand or use a standmixer.

Gradually add the cold water until you can form a dough ball. Wrap with cling film and refrigerate for about 45 minutes. Meanwhile coat the pie dish with butter.

If you're using whole cardamom pods, you need to grind the seeds along with the cloves with a mortar and pestle. Combine with cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg.  

Spiced apple pie
Spiced apple pie

Finishing the spiced apple pie -- 40 minutes

Peel the apples, remove the core and chop the apples into small pieces. Combine the apples with the spices, lemon zest and juice and 3 tablespoons of sugar.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit. Divide the dough ball into 2 equal parts and use a rolling-pin to roll out one of them. Transfer to the pie dish and use a fork to create a few small holes in the bottom.

Divide a small layer of bread crumbs on the bottom to prevent it from getting soggy. Divide the apple mixture over the bottom and roll out the second part of the dough.

Make a whole in the middle, this can be in any shape you like. Transfer the second layer of dough on top of the filling and close the edges.

Coat the top with a beaten egg and dust with sugar. Bake the pie beautiful golden brown in about half an hour. Enjoy!

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